Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Matchup for G57 - Cubs @ Astros

The Astros are going to have to turn this thing around against division rivals if they're going to get any traction towards a post-season push.


Wandy is coming off three bad starts. Bad enough that there were questions as to whether Wandy was telegraphing his pitches. It doesn't look as though that was the case, meaning that Wandy was throwing flat as a pancake and big as a beachball.

First nine starts:
59IP, 43H/12ER, 53K:16BB, 1HR, 1.83 ERA, .209/.271/.282

Last three starts:
13.2IP, 29H/12ER (18R), 16K:7BB, 4HR, 7.90 ERA, .426/.474/.691

So we really need to hope that Wandy, Pudge, and Dewey have all combined to figure this thing out before a good start to a season is all that comes out of 2009.

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 59x213, .277/.330/.399, 53K:16BB
vs Lefties: 13x61, .213/.294/.328, 16K:7BB

When swinging at the first pitch (25): .400/.400/.480, 2XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (157): .255/.290/.331, 46K:6BB
After First-Pitch Balls (121): .240/.347/.433, 23K:17BB

RISP: 22x72, .306/.350/.403, 17K:5BB
Runners on: 37x114, .325/.378/.412, 24K:9BB
2OwRISP: 11x36, .306/.375/.389, 10K:3BB

Carlos Zambrano

Between beating the piss out of a Gatorade dispenser and talking about retiring, Carlos Zambrano has done more to give Sweet Lou the Gas Face than anyone else this year for the Cubs. Big Angry Z got the OD09 start against Oswalt, and won that game 4-2.

Last three starts:

5/22 @SD4.23/37:43/797/57
5/27 vPIT6.17/16:37/13112/69
6/5 @CIN6.22/07:55/9109/68

Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 25x118, .212/.286/.331, 34K:12BB
vs Lefties: 27x89, .303/.390/.416, 19K:14BB

When swinging at the first pitch (32): .250/.250/.438, 2XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (120): .211/.267/.284, 33K:9BB
After First-Pitch Balls (87): .318/.453/.470, 20K:17BB

RISP: 12x59, .203/.271/.288, 11K:6BB
Runners on: 25x98, .255/.313/.367, 18K:9BB
2OwRISP: 2x20, .100/.182/.250, 5K:2BB

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